Fronteras Desk News

Legal advocacy group preps as Migrant Protection Protocols renews
The U.S. has officially begun sending migrants back to Mexico under the revamped Migrant Protection Protocols program, or MPP, the Trump-era policy that forces asylum seekers to await U.S. court hearings in Mexico.
Dec. 13, 2021
Study sheds light on working conditions in Mexican export agriculture
For export agriculture workers they found an average monthly wage of about $320, higher than what the federal government has found for farmworkers generally.
Dec. 13, 2021
Hermosillo now at high risk for coronavirus spread
The city is the only one with that status, but a number of other major cities are at moderate risk.
Dec. 13, 2021
Indigenous wall protesters case to resume next year with new defense
Amber Ortega was arrested last year along a remote border wall construction site in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
Dec. 13, 2021
Comcaac Nation in Sonora partners with nonprofits to beautify community
A new collective effort is underway in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, meant to improve the living conditions of members of an Indigenous community located on the Sea of Cortez that has long been under-resourced and lacks basic services like water and sewage systems.
Dec. 10, 2021
More than 50 migrants killed in a crash in southern Mexico
Dozens of men, women and children were killed in a crash in southern Mexico on Thursday. Most of the victims were migrants and asylum seekers from Guatemala.
Dec. 10, 2021
Researcher: More could be done to protect farmworkers from COVID-19
Addressing crowding on worker transports and translating public health information into the indigenous languages spoken by many farm workers could help improve the situation.
Dec. 10, 2021
Study: Sonoran Attorney’s Office performs well nationally
For some indicators, Sonora was among the top performers in the country, though the state still faces many challenges to reduce impunity.
Dec. 10, 2021
Navajo Nation partners with LA power crews to bring residents electricity
Work crews from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are partnering with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to extend power lines to homes in several tribal communities.
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Dec. 10, 2021
Arizona Daily Star: More migrants are dying in AZ deserts than ever
The number of migrants dying in the deserts of southern Arizona now is higher than it has been in decades.
Dec. 10, 2021
Lawmakers urge Homeland Security to launch tourism expansion pilot
A bipartisan group of Arizona lawmakers is urging the Department of Homeland Security to move forward with a pilot program that would allow Mexican nationals to more easily visit all of Arizona.
Dec. 9, 2021
Using bridges, buildings as canvasses, Hermosillo street artists spark mural boom
Tagged walls and spray-painted murals are nothing new in Hermosillo. But in recent months, several massive projects have been completed — with more on the way — adding dramatic color to some corners of the city. They also enjoyed wide support, and official sanction, marking a shift in the acceptance of graffiti art in the Sonoran capital.
Dec. 9, 2021
Navajo Nation appears to have avoided COVID-19 surge
COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation appear to be plateauing after rising throughout November. But the rate of virus spread on the reservation is still high.
Dec. 9, 2021
Federal voyeur investigation underway at Grand Canyon
The National Park Service is asking female victims to come forward after a series of surreptitious recordings that may have been taken during their visit to a Grand Canyon bathroom.
Dec. 9, 2021
Sonora addressing Guaymas sewage crisis, governor says
Sonora’s governor says the state has plans to make improvements to the collapsing sewage system in the port city of Guaymas. The investment comes after KJZZ's Fronteras Desk revealed the extent of the problem in an investigation with the Arizona Daily Star and supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Dec. 9, 2021
Republic series Destination: USA spotlights struggles of migrants en route to the US
A new five-part series from the Arizona Republic is attempting to put a face to the migrant crisis. The series profiles three women that journalists Rafael Carranza and the late Nick Oza met in their reporting in Nogales, Sonora: Elena Ramirez, Antonia Castillo and Josefa Ramirez.
Dec. 9, 2021
In Magnus, advocates hope for more transparency in CBP
Chris Magnus comes to the agency amid a record number of apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border and as the Biden administration continues the use of asylum-restricting policies like the Migrant Protection Protocols and the pandemic policy, Title 42.
Dec. 8, 2021
Mexican government says it failed to protect missing Sonoran journalist
Mexican officials Wednesday apologized to the family of a Sonoran journalist who went missing nearly 17 years ago. The government says it failed to protect the journalist and guarantee his fundamental human rights.
Dec. 8, 2021
Diversity visa-holders hope Build Back Better saves their chances
Diversity visas are awarded to some 50,000 people each year from pre-selected countries with low immigration to the U.S. It’s a lottery system with millions of applicants, those selected must apply for and use their green cards within the fiscal year.
Dec. 8, 2021
Booster shots start up in Sonora for people 60 and older
Starting Wednesday, booster shots became available in neighboring Sonora, Mexico. The so-called vaccine reinforcement campaign started in the capital Hermosillo.
Dec. 8, 2021

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